Transphobic booby-traps in “pro-trans” media

Transphobic booby-traps in “pro-trans” media

There are many things about the trans experience that most cisgender people don’t understand. This means they often they accidentally or indirectly hurt trans people, even when they mean well. I don’t take this personally. This is just where we’re at as a...
How to use they/them pronouns (and why they matter)

How to use they/them pronouns (and why they matter)

Personal pronouns are the parts of speech we use when we talk about someone in third person. Like in the sentence below: She’s going camping with John, even though he’s bringing his brother with him. Personal pronouns aren’t a thing most cisgender people think...
Bisexual: a quick definition

Bisexual: a quick definition

Bisexual is a sexual orientation that describes a person who is attracted to people across two or more genders. The prefix “bi” in the word bisexual comes from Latin, and it means “two.” Sometimes “bisexual” is abbreviated simply to...
What does TERF stand for?

What does TERF stand for?

TERF is an acronym that stands for Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist. The acronym is used as a noun, pronounced like “turf.” While that acronym might make it sound like it describes a technical and complex thing, it’s actually pretty simple. TERFs...
This is not a woman’s body.

This is not a woman’s body.

I’ve been experiencing gender dysphoria for all of my waking life since puberty (and for a lot of the time before that). It took me a long time to own up to that. The more that I do, the more I’m able to really understand how strange and disturbing it’s been to...